Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an information technology firm, has reportedly opened its first office in Lagos, Nigeria.
In a statement, the firm’s Regional Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa, Amrote Abdella, said the office was to reinforce its commitment to Africa. She said that the new Lagos office was part of AWS’s support for the growing number of customers and partners in Nigeria.
“We are excited to open our first AWS office in Nigeria. Lagos offers a highly skilled and creative talent pool, and the area is home to many fast-growing startups and notable Nigerian enterprises leading the way in digital innovation.
“With a local office, AWS will help new and existing customers use AWS products and services to innovate, lower their information technology (IT) expenses, and grow their organizations in the cloud,” Abdella explained.
“We look forward to fostering Nigeria’s pioneering spirit and helping our customers accelerate their digital transformation as they provide innovative products and services to the Nigerian community,” Abdella added.
Abdella further stated that AWS Activate provides startups with the resources they need to get started on AWS, including up to US$100,000 in credits, training, support, and contact with incubators, accelerators, and venture capital firms.
AWS, a subsidiary of Amazon, offers website hosting, backup, digital marketing, analytics, application integration, blockchain, networking, and other related services to clients worldwide.